sparganum


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sparganum

 [spahr´gah-num] (Gr.)
a migrating larva of a tapeworm; see also sparganosis.

spar·ga·num

(spar'gă-nŭm),
Originally described as a genus, but now restricted to the plerocercoid stage of certain tapeworms.
[G. sparganon, a swathing band, fr. spargō, to swathe]
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Serodiagnosis of experimental Sparganum infections of mice and human sparganosis by ELISA using ES antigens of Spirometra mansoni spargana.
A sparganum larva was seen migrating along the parietal pleura (Fig.
The infected Cyclops is then ingested by a small freshwater fish (second intermediate host) where the procercoid is released and penetrates the intestinal wall of the fish developing to a plerocercoid larva (sparganum) in the fish's muscles or viscera.
Doctors said the parasite found in the woman's breast was a Sparganum mansoni, often found in the intestines of cats and dogs, but rarely in humans. 
Sparganum (from the Greek sparganon ["swaddling clothes"]) was originally described in 1854 by Diesing as a separate species but is now used generically to describe the larval stage of these cestodes.
Sparganum The second larval stage of pseudophyllidian tapeworms.
In some cases, Sparganum proliferum is favored, while in others racemose cysticercus or undifferentiated sparganum or tetrathyridium is thought to represent the aberrant cestode larva.
The results of our survey show that infection of wild frogs with spargana reached 27.3% in western Guangdong Province; hence, consumption of wild frogs (and use as poultices) poses a high risk for sparganum infection.